CLAWLESS + ARKive – Jaguar video – Panthera onca – 08j

like bottled lightning

fire within her

flash burns from past

lighting inner eyes

masked like a raccoon

her smile hides cracked lips

corners of her mouth

torn;  difficult birth

painful reminders

of fury’s silence

she can not hide from

herself; bury hot fury

afraid her inner

jaguar’s precise claw

to jugular kills prey

spew molten blood

an elective mute

holding onto floss

praying inner-deer

arrives, rage at bay

until one clean swipe

frees pent-up wild roars

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I wrote this poem five years ago. With the heat surge, weather and non-weather related, the poem caught my temperamental eye this morning.  I used to suppress anger–had ignored the reaction altogether. As I grow older, my fierceness graces with tempered flair.

I discovered a video encapsulating this poem.  Doesn’t such synchronicity blow your mind into smithereens 🙂

Have a look see……….

ARKive – Jaguar video – Panthera onca – 08j.

Clawless

like bottled lightening
fire within her

flash burns from past
lighting inner eyes

masked like a raccoon
her smile hides cracked lips

corners of her mouth
torn; difficult birth

painful reminders
of fury’s silence

she can not hide from
herself; bury hot fury

afraid her inner
jaguar’s precise claw

to jugular kills prey
spew molten blood;

an elective mute
holding onto floss

praying inner-deer
arrives, rage at bay

until one clean swipe
frees pent up wild roars